An Ancient Prejudice: Women Artists and the Struggle for Equality

In 1989, New York feminist collective The Guerrilla Girls dared to ask the question, 'Do women have to be naked to get into the Met?' Citing statistics that revealed less than five percent of artists represented in the Museum's collections were female, while more than 85% of artists' models featured in the works on display were women, the question was clearly satirical, but highlighted a contentio
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In 1989, New York feminist collective The Guerrilla Girls dared to ask the question, ‘Do women have to be naked to get into the Met?’ Citing statistics that revealed less than five percent of artists represented in the Museum’s collections were female, while more than 85% of artists’ models featured in the works on display were women, the question was clearly satirical, but highlighted a contentious issue for female artists.

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Emma Dawson
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Emma Dawson is a staff writer at Arts Hub Global.